The Game of the Little Devils

The Brunka are an indigenous people living in the Province of Puntarenas in the south-pacific zone of Costa Rica. Most of the tribe live in the indigenous reserves of Boruca, Térraba, and Curré Rey.
The Brunka are a Talamancan tribe whose ancestors ruled most of Costa Rica’s Pacific coast from what is now Quepos to the Panamanian border, including the Osa Peninsula. They are sometimes mistakenly referred to as Borucans, after the name of the large indigenous reserve.

The tribe is best known for the annual performance of El Juego de los Diablitos (The Game of the Little Devils) celebrated in Boruca from December 30th through January 2nd and early in February in Curré. This game or enactment reflects the history and cultural lore of the struggles

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